i'd say...very..although not as much as a few years ago. but what happened to u has happened quite a few times with me and i ended up with games i didn't like eventually.
Exactly. Right now I bought a game box that had 6 games for just 9 bucks, all of them are original. And one of them was Dark Sector.
And that was the only decent game, rest of them came from the trash can, like Yakuza's revenge, Blind shot, Instinct, etc.
And I haven't even heard of the first two.
But yeah, when I went to get my sister's birthday present, I ended up with two games for myself. Same when I've bought presents for friends, or even just been browsing Steam.
yea..u do end up feeling silly after having given in to that urge. but i guess its happened to a lot of us..and it still does..to me sometimes.
I recieve about R400 a month from my father, the equivalent of about $40. I generally use this money to buy things while at hostel, junk food, school stuff etc. and at the end of the month I end up with very little money left over for things like games.
I would use things which are cheaper, e.g. Steam, but I don't have the internet to do so. With a 1 Gig internet cap a month, I can barely play a game online, much less download one.
So I'm left with only 3 ways of getting games.
Piracy which I'd rather not do.
My birthday and Christmas, which sucks because by the time I reach these dates there are probably 10-20 titles I'd like to get, but I only end up recieving about 6 or 7.
And then there is leeching off my friends, which they don't really mind, but it's not the same as owning the title for yourself.